Stories by Adele M. Stan

Adele M. Stan is a journalist based in Washington, D.C., who specializes in covering the intersection of religion and politics. She is RH Reality Check's senior Washington correspondent. subscribe to Adele M. Stan's feed

Posted on: Feb 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We expect the climate denial and the race-baiting. But what was surprising was the sheer stupidity of some of the candidates' assertions at CPAC.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Feb 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Birth control is under attack by all of the candidates competing for the Republican presidential nomination.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In what may go down in history as one of the weirdest post-primary speeches ever, Gingrich seems to declare war on the Republican Party.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In his State of the Union message, Obama succeeded in painting the GOP as obstructionist, and came down hard on the banks.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Gingrich set about putting a black face on America's poor, and was rewarded with 40% of South Carolina's primary vote.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2012, Source: AlteNet

Posted on: Jan 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

At a weekend meeting of Christian conservative leaders, participants agreed to rally evangelicals to support Rick Santorum.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jan 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jan 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jan 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Media create the storyline, choosing which timeworn nuggets to play up, which controversies to amplify and which extras get selected to play the role of the 'typical' voter.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Activists from multiple states traveled to New Hampshire to demand some answers from the GOP candidates.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jan 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Romney and Santorum each finished with 25 percent of the vote, and Paul won 21 percent. But these numbers don't get at the underlying dynamics.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Paul's endorsement from a pastor who wants the death penalty for gays exposes his links to radical Christian Reconstructionists.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Should Ron Paul win the first-in-the-nation presidential contest, the pundits will have egg on their faces, and Paul will have an interesting path in front of him.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Dec 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

In a spirited Saturday night debate with no clear winner, there was one clear loser: former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, once considered the inevitable 2012 presidential nominee.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A spate of online disinformation, bullying and outright calls for the destruction of recall petitions raise the specter of fraud in the Wisconsin recall petition drive.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Sexual harassment may be ethically worse than adultery, but for evangelical voters, Herman Cain's alleged affair may be the greater sin.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Nov 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Nov 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

In an Iowa megachurch, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Ron Paul put Christianity front and center.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

In an Iowa megachurch, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Ron Paul put Christianity front and center.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

It wasn't just Libya policy that left Cain tongue-tied before the Journal Sentinel ed board: He didn't want to talk about the Koch-linked Prosperity 101 program.

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